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Ram Organization

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Premium Member
Dec 6, 2010
How many out there know the answer to this.

Q1. What does it mean when a ram module says 4GB on the module? Is it:

A. 4G x 8 bits
B. 4G x 16 bits
C. 4G x 32 bits
D. 4G x 64 bits
Q2. When a system is said to have 4GB ram modules for 16GB of ram, how is it organized?

A. 16G x 8 bits
B. 8G x16 bits
C. 4G x 32 bits
D. 2G x 64 bits
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Badly worded questions!

A consumer module is 64-bit width. An answer could only make sense if referring to chip level, but chip densities can vary it isn't fixed. Look at the 1Rx8 vs 1Rx16 thing that kicked off on laptops some years ago. Modules using the latter had half the number of chips on it for the same capacity.